What does Willis mean?
(male) Wellis, Winlis, ..
(female) Wille, Wilmi, .. Middle name pairings:
Willis Kyzer (W.K.), ..
How popular is Willis?
Willis is a very prominent first name for males (#348 out of 1220, Top 28%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#216 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Willis entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its apex position of #106 in the U.S. then, and is at #1985 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. William (#5 from recent data), Wilson (#620), Willie (#775), Billy (#809), Will (#834), Wiley (#1321), Wilmer (#1575), Wilmot, Willy, Bill, Wilkie, Willem, Billie and Williams are the popular variation forms of Willis (#1985 from recent data). These relations of Willis were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 (average #734) and are now significantly less widespread (#1461, down 90%), with forms such as Wilson becoming somewhat outmoded.
Willis▼ is pronounced similarly to Aiolos, Aiolus, Alwis, Elis, Ellis, Elliss, Wallas and Wallis. Other suggested similar names are Ahlois, Aineis, Albis, Aldis, Algis, Alois▼, Alvis, Blais, Callis, Colis, Collis, Dallis, Eldis, Elois, Elvis, Fidelis, Fillip, Gilles, Gillies, Gillis, Gilliss, Hillie, Hollis, Kellvis, Kelvis, Mills, Nicolis, Sills, Tallis, Tigris, Tullis, Vitalis, Waldi, Walid, Waller, Wallie, Wally, Walwin, Waylin, Welbie, Wellby, Wells, Weylin, Wilber▼, Wilbur▼, Wild, Wilde, Wilder▲, Wilfrid, Wilkins, Willard▼, Willbur, Willerd, Willet, Willets, Willett, Willey, Willfrid, Willkes, Willkins (see Wilkinson), Willmar (see Wilmer), Willmer, Wilmar, Wilton▼ and Wylie. These names tend to be less commonly used than Willis.